Media & PR Advisor

Marketing & Engagement · Auckland, Penrose
Department Marketing & Engagement
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Media and PR Advisor

World Vision NZ


It’s not every day that a job comes along where you really can change the world.  Keep reading if you’re a PR professional skilled in influencer relationship management who wants to:


  • Use your skills to fight poverty and injustice
  • Help kids growing up in the world’s toughest places
  • Help Kiwis stand up, take action, and make a real difference

This is your opportunity to join a professional, passionate and diverse team at World Vision, who will stop at nothing to create meaningful change for children. Every day, you’ll help the world’s most vulnerable families build safer and brighter futures. Every night, you’ll go home knowing you made a difference in someone’s life.


If you’re ready for a role with purpose, join our External Affairs team as the PR and Media Advisor to inspire and engage New Zealanders with work of World Vision through a broad range of media and PR activity.

What will you do?

  • Plan, manage, and deliver both media and PR activity to support and amplify the World Vision 40 Hour Famine, Smiles, and other World Vision fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and implement innovative PR initiatives to generate celebrity and influencer engagement with World Vision’s work
  • Help implement and manage World Vision’s celebrity and influencer strategy, including relationship management
  • Pitch stories and content to media outlets across a wide range of issues, including World Vison’s advocacy work and humanitarian emergencies.
  • Write press releases, key messages, and respond to media queries
  • Develop unique and innovative PR initiatives to target influencers to amplify World Vision’s work.

What will you bring?

  • A degree in communications, journalism or PR
  • Experience working with influencers and celebrities to promote campaigns/products
  • A can-do attitude and an innovative approach to PR to amplify World Vision’s work among celebrities and influencers.
  • Excellent writing and media liaison skills
  • Experience developing and delivering media and PR campaigns
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills who is able to work strategically to amplify organisational values
  • Ability to multi-task, self-manage and work to tight deadlines

Why work with us? We offer fantastic benefits including:

  • A competitive salary, including medical and life insurance
  • A supportive, positive work environment where you’ll feel appreciated, motivated and celebrated.
  • Career development, including training, workplace learning and professional development
  • Flexibility to work from home for part of the week.
  • Free parking when you are in the office.
  • A day off on your birthday.
  • The option to buy additional leave days
  • A sense of purpose knowing that every day, you’re using your skills to improve children’s lives.

What you need to know

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Kiwis to stand up and make a difference for children in the world’s toughest places through emergency relief, community development and advocacy work.

We work from a Christian kaupapa. We see our work as a practical expression of the gospel, and we value and support the wairua (spiritual wellbeing) of our people and partners.

You’ll be joining New Zealand’s largest overseas humanitarian organisation, made up of 80 staff and a big volunteer base, and New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising movement: the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. Since 1975, we’ve connected more than 3 million young Kiwis to the biggest global issues of their time and helped them discover their own power to drive social change.

Through the World Vision 40 Hour Famine, Kiwis have raised more than $80 million to help children in more than 40 countries. And we’re not slowing down! This is your chance to empower the next generation of change-makers, who the world needs now more than ever.


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Please let us know if there are any accommodations we can make to help you with your application or in our recruitment process.


For a copy of the position description, please email PeopleandCulture@WorldVision.Org.NZ


Applications close 7 February 2023, 11:59pm.



Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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  • Location
    Auckland, Penrose
  • Department
    Marketing & Engagement
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience